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Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater on 1985-03-10


Topics Live concert


Feel Like A Stranger, Peggy-O, CC Rider-> Bird Song, Hell In A Bucket-> Big Railroad Blues Samson & Delilah-> Terrapin Station-> Truckin'-> Smokestack Lightning-> Drums-> Stella Blue-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Day Job


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 10, 1985
Venue Berkeley Community Theater
Location Berkeley, CA

Source Audience Recording FOB Senn421's
Lineage Master Cassette > DAT > CD


Notes

FOB Senn421's > Master Cassette > DAT > CD; via Raul Duke; Seeded to etree by Steve Barbella

Reviews

Reviewer: Ivan Balakhonov - - July 26, 2014
Subject: Terrapin
Jerry's voice on Terrapin... I listen and re-listen and just can't stop. This is so captivating.

Very solid show and great sound quality too.
Reviewer: corby112 - - July 19, 2010
Subject: Criminally Underrated Show!
This is an excellent show from '85 that unfortunately is often overlooked. The second, and best, show of a four night run in Berkeley. The boys are full of energy from start to finish and this show features an amazing second set.

Set one starts of strong with a lengthy, energetic Stranger. Jerry slows things down a bit with Peggy-O but his playing is very enthusiastic. C.C. Rider is next and it is a blazing hot rendition with amazing solos. Bird Song is another highlight. The vocals are surprisingly good and the jam features some great group interplay and lofty soloing. Bucket and Big Railroad Blues close out this excellent, hot set.

The energy level is amped up even more for the second set. Samson is soaring with fiery leads from Garcia and strong vocals. Terrapin features an extended jam and flows into a tight energetic Truckin. This segues into a nice reading of Smokestack Lightning that leads into an extended pre Drums jam which is one of the high point of the night. The Stella Blue that comes out of Space is beautiful featuring soulful singing and playing from Jerry. One of the better late period versions of this song. Surprisingly, another Jerry tune, Goin' Down the Road, follows and this was is bursting with energy. Everyone seems into it and Jerry plays some blistering leads. Bobby closes out the show with two short but blazing rockers.
Reviewer: treadway99 - - March 10, 2008
Subject: mind left body jam
There's a mind left body jam of sorts during the jam out of Smokestack lighting. Sweet show. The Samson, Terrapin, Truckin, Smokestack is rockin.
Reviewer: Albix - - April 18, 2007
Subject: BOOM
Now, here's a superior version:

http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=505950

A bit boomy for my taste.

I'm waiting for archive.org to post some McCue FOBs from '85!
Reviewer: jonesin - - March 3, 2006
Subject: Thank you Archive
Great show, great sound quality. Thanks tapers!
Reviewer: TERRAPINCANE - - July 5, 2004
Subject: yet more awesome '85
this is a superb '85 show...
Stranger, Peggy-O, CC Rider, and Bird Song all smoke!!! Bird Song's got a great jam too...
Samson>Terrapin>Truckin' is fantastic....HIGH energy for Truckin', then a little blues for a nice Smokestack...
Space melts into Stella Blue that leads into a rockin' GDTRFB
awesome show, lots of energy, great setlist, but it'll only get a 4 b/c I find the recording to be quite bassy...(obviously) this is not an Oade recording (A+), but it's a decent listen overall, if you can get over the BASS!!!
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